FAQWhat pencils and supplies do you most often use? (Including coloured pencils )
For graphite drawings I use a fairly basic set of tools and I do have preferred brands. I mainly use Tombow Mono 100 pencils, Tombow Mono Zero Erasers, Blu-Tack (instead of a kneaded eraser), Tortillions, colour shaper and Tissue if I'm blending. I mainly use a smooth plate finish paper for graphite drawings, my preferred brand is Mellotex, but I also use Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board. My essential kit is here http://pbird12.deviantart.com/gallery/30897635#/d5euwgp it's not exhaustive, but it's what I use most of all.
For coloured pencil drawings I use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Blu-Tack and occasionally a touch of white acrylic for highlights if I've lost them in the colouring process. I like a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper for colour pencil drawings. It's smooth enough to keep everything looking ni
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take partA Cup of Creativity Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr
Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easyA Journal „tutorial“ aka „save time and make your dA life easier“.Tutorial: do huge features really fast and easy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just couldn't watch my fellow deviants doing the features the most tiring and time consuming ways anymore, while there is much simpler and really fast way of dealing with big features, as big as the Journal limit allows if necessary, and I will share how. It's up to you if you wanna start using it too.
It's really nothing special, just an incredibly useful method I figured along the way, through my long featuring „career“. Also, maybe it will give motivation to more people to start making features, small or big, and help support their favorite artists, artists who deserve much more recognition and feedback, introduce unknown great artists and their art they found to others, etc.
The „tutorial“ is divided in 2 parts:
1. Featuring artwork collected though Polls/Journals made especially for that
2. Featuring artwork from your Favorites
1. Featuring ar
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird12:iconpbird12:CPC Member Interviews - Issue #05: *pbird123 years ago in Personal More Like This
My name besides pbird12 is Paula McDonald (no Ronald or Old MacDonald jokes, please!). In my head I am 20 years old and will be forever; sadly, in earth years I am a wee bit older than this. I’m 33. I am Scottish and live with my fiancé and two beautiful children. My little boy is 2 and my little girl is 5.
Do you remember when you started drawing? Did something or someone in particular inspire you to pick up your pencils?
"I always drew as a kid and loved Art class at school, but was never able to draw people - I found it very frustrating. When I left school I went to college and studied Graphic Design for 3 years, and I think it turned me against art in general - I hated it! So, I didn't draw for more than 10 years. I started drawing realism when I joined dA, so about 15 months or so ago, and now I can draw people!"
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 24WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 242 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Everybody Dies by Hoshi-no-UmaNever too old ... by Curlie-11
I Can Fly - My Angel Gave Me Wings by Sugar-HPhelps by Skippy-sScreaming Red Kite by AmBr0
Guidance by AnEnchantedSpiritScreamin' Freedom by KW-ScottSully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by Ilojleen
Lucifer by Hoshi-no-UmaLe monde de l'au-dela by Zwoing-+-Rainy day-+- by TalviEnkeli
Timberwolf by YouWillBeSurprised-+-Coming storm-+- by TalviEnkeliCrunch - Mother Nature by Darklight-phoenix
Reach by wolfsnite:thumb176608822:Michael's Eye by Aty-S-Behsam
Her Name Was Elizabeth by Aty-S-Behsam:thumb322576814:Surprise Visitor! by Vishw
Niall by SquirrelGirl15:thumb321067519:Where To Next, Navigator? by 4everSabi
Dancing for your soul by rosaBowHold On by ErinM313-Figure Devil by Altarior
Tigress -pencil by LisaCrowBurkeHouse M.D. by Paul-Shanghaiwoman portrait by mrxdijon
Mandy Butler by BrickRed1:thumb323766710:Sir Ian Mckellen by HyperionDreams
Pride and Prejudice by phoenix132Green Eyes by BrickRed1Marilyn by KW-Scott
Kaley Cuoco by AmBr0Better Off Dead by luckynumber44Benedict Cumberbatch by Miss-Catherine
Jairo by DloriTA:thumb321769124:One flew over my cup of coffee....... by ZaphodX23
Burton and Depp by ViviDybowskiTiger by MisterLopesRam by MisterLopes
COFFEE Motherfucker! do you drink it....... by ZaphodX23sleeping lily by HiiroNoYukiMerlin, smile by Miss-Catherine
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by tanjadrawingSaeglopur by phoenix132Mockingjay by Curlie-11
Emma Watson by tanjadrawing:thum
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 232 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drapery Study da Vinci by AmBr0Golden by art-of-amie
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by JormanComegatoIn home by JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by artbydarrylJared Leto by Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by BloodLexy
Bleeding away by BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEAsian Beauty by HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-Stencil:thumb317733890:
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by SnakeStarXXXWindows to the world by BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by Before-I-SleepSunset by Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by little--grasshopper
Your Light by ErinM31:thumb315973066:Zhang Ziyi by Gyllene
Pon de replay by Cindy-R07 - Amelie by PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Benedict Cumberbatch by SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by acjub:thumb313784897:
Imogen by Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by TiaVonI want sleeep by YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Johnny Depp by artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by Darklight-phoenixStudy by phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by PreetikaSharma:thumb
Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an articleFakers and Losers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:
Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!Traditional Art Favorites of 2011!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another year is over and it's time for my annual art feature of works submitted in 2011!
This is both my favorite and the most difficult art feature to make. After going through thousands and thousands of works you can imagine how hard it was to pick just some.
Artworks were chosen by different combination of the following "criteria":
general impression • emotion conveying • meaning of the artwork • pure awesomeness • idea/concept • originality • complexity • technique • quality • subject • incredible realism • great style • everything else I forgot to write
Winter Rose by Zindy
FEAR by nimraNude Study IV by IleanaHunterFlight to Wayland by Angelstorm-82
S10 by AmyRobins.:Wonderland:. by IrisBoumanFreedom is a length of rope by SecondGoddess
Feature for YOUR favourite dA artists! :)EDIT:Feature for YOUR favourite dA artists! :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
more art added!
i asked you guys who 5 of your fave artists were and to give me a thumb from each of their galleries, so this is the result!
names in front of each section are the people who suggested this art
:iconekaterina2: :thumb304082496: :iconhel999: Vault Runner by hel999
:iconcreativeimages: Gulag Price is best Price by CreativeImages :iconlilibombe: Fallout 3 - The Breakdown by lilibombe
:iconmarziiporn: welcome, Apocalypse by marziiporn :iconophelia-overdose: Myth by Ophelia-Overdose
2012 + 1000 Watchers + Some Traditional WizardsHi!2012 + 1000 Watchers + Some Traditional Wizards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We survived Y2K, Bird flu, crazy cows, 11-S, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, global warming, crisis, end of the world few times...
C'mon, 2012... Let's see if you have balls!
I realized that I passed 1000 watchers, that must be a joke! I mean, there are 1000 users that can have interest in whatever I may pump it up, you don't know how grateful I am and how helpful is your support to me.
I want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!
Swan Repose - Watercolor Study by NambrothPeregrine Portrait by Nambroth
Soft Sway 30 x 40 By Robert Hagan by robert-haganBlob on face by FairyARTosm.freeman by krzysztof20d
Derrick Rose by B-AGTBatman Saucy by RobDuenasIn His Hands by nitefise
Sylvia Sidney Commission by IleanaHunterLife in technicolor I by raulrkorange glow by turningshadow
Portrait of a Wolf by jmstudiosTogetherApart Zoom by Sikoian:thumb24
Amazing Feature No. 3Amazing Feature No. 3Amazing Feature No. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since a loong time I'm not making some lovely pieces I collected for the
past few months. I hope you all like it
Girl in Waterfall by Artist-ShadowScreamin' Freedom by KW-ScottCoulrophobia by AmyCornelson:thumb298313100:Kasia by LMan-Artwork
:thumb316291369:this thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecileFumo by Moon-ShapedPearl by ChrisPanatiertemtress by derekjones
Dream by Ryan-BaterChild of Nature v.3 by bwaworgaTouch me.. by unisexbluessCognitive Dissonance by JeanFanStory for the drowned by NataliaDrepina
And two strangers turning into dust by naked-in-the-rainx by S-t-r-a-n-g-ehoney by DeeevilishYou Made Me See by BlueColoursOfNatureCasettes by Pyroddiction
fading chords by thestargazer23Somewhere Only We Know by MariannaInsomnia
Thank you so much for looking
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A rant on 'professional' elitismI haven't submitted a journal entry to dA in almost a year. I had art block, and I've been very ill. For like, six months at a time. But I seem to be drawing now. So here I am. Submitting this as a journal instead of news article because I don't particularly want a bazillion people flaming me. I've pieced this together from conversations with people on twitter ( https://twitter.com/crimefish ).A rant on 'professional' elitism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to bitch about elitism. So here goes.
"I should know, I'm a professional."
Yes. And I should know because I work out of love for my craft, not for money. One is not innately better than the other! I can't count how many times I've seen some bonehead say someone is creating art 'wrong', and justify it with "I should know. I'm a professional." Really? REALLY? Do you know what the word means? At bare minimum, it means someone is dumb enough to pay you to draw. On its own, having professional status does not mean you know any better than I do. Being a professional
The scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!ONE MONTH LEFT! Come on, give my contest s tryThe scene from your fav movie or series CONTEST!2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
As for now, I haven't received [yet?] an enormous number of entries, so chances to win are high! Please consider taking part in the contest. Or maybe you've already started your drawing, hm?
Wersja polska: http://ilojleen.blogspot.com/2012/10/konkurs.html
Since it's my 10th art anniversary this year [I took up drawing exactly 10 years ago], I decided to make a contest. I asked the readers of my Polish blog what kind of contest they want, a raffle or they want to draw something, if yes, what technique and what theme do they prefer. Basing on their choices and my own ideas, I came up with this contest:
The scene from your favourite movie or series
Any movie or series counts, new, old, foreign, your domestic, black & white, colourful. You can include as many people in your work as you wish, but one person at least. You may d
the favourite showcase - traditional art featurethe favourite showcase - traditional art feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HOPE by GauravHalbe Sunshine by JustABeautifulDream
Trilogy Of Souls 2 by sentientmaster thirst by szog88 PORTRAIT OF HORSE by blanket86
Ducati Monster by nguyencongdanh :thumb172641878: Wabash by masscreation
Selfportrait by Si3art Undertone VII by greQ111 Saeglopur by phoenix132
Love Flowers by ArtisAllan :thumb309511161: Christina Aguilera by PriscillaW
:thumb324892085: Chameleon by THE-RAttie Little Wonder by Crynyd
Praha by takmaj Lalic by thesvetislav black peony by kosharik69
Colour challenge!Are you up for a little challenge?Colour challenge!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you do traditional art, chances are that you're familiar with this phenomenon: the black pencil/paint always runs out quicker than all the other colours. Right? Well, I decided to challenge myself to create a drawing without using the black pencil. And then I decided, hey, I'll just challenge my friends too!
So here's the challenge:
Create a colour drawing or painting using only colours, no black. That means no black pencil/paint, no grey pencils, no charcoal, no graphite, no black paper. And you have to use several different colours, or at least different shades of the same colour; drawing a sketch with only one colour defeats the purpose here.
No rules aside from that. White pencils/paint/chalk etc is allowed, and you can use whatever paper you want as long as it's not black (or really dark grey). It's really a challenge for traditional artists, since it's much harder to eliminate black in digital art, but if you want
The results of Draw Tom Ripley ContestThe results of Draw Tom Ripley Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The results of Draw Tom Ripley contest
It has been 4 and a half months since I started holding my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest which is a long journey full of new experiences. The origin is just an idea to cope with many deviants who kept asking me for points since I won 5,000 points from Plan Gone Wrong Contest last year. I told them to draw me Tom Ripley first and I'd give them some points in return. After I had got 2 pieces, I started to think "why not make it as a contest? It's gonna be fun."
Big Weekly Features!Big Weekly Features!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Call of Cthulhu, Arkham horror by henning
Yo Man by bleuieThe Great Forest by firedudewraith
Hawaiian Green Turtle by LilaeaBluecoatLight Read: a Hand Study by IleanaHunter
My little Secret by zummerfishDean Winchester by AmandaTolleson
Straight-edge Physics by OneWithMyself:thumb264852884:
Life and Death by Aeternum-ArtThe Open Door by Juli-SnowWhite
Temple of doom by phillhoskingBridge of Khazad-Dum by kerembeyit
equilibrium by jpotatoeHey Girl by bleuie
Baby dragon by ElenaDudinaFriends by ForestGirl
Fail game by COFFEES-timeChristian Bale by AmBr0
Defiance by Thubakabra:thumb266331461:
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 25WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 252 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Darragh..... by ZaphodX23Gazette - Reita by ichigonekogirl
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-Behsam2012 United States Election Escutcheon by BuckleyTypographicsCommission: Alaude by Jibari-chanHyozanryu by AlexRose312
Maggy by Jenniej92:thumb297784458:The Wanderer by feainne:thumb287033820:
BLS: Envoy of the Beginning by AlexRose312Leona Lewis by elenouska15Sherlock Holmes by phoenix132Mila Kunis by Cindy-R
Wet by AmBr0Carmen by ChristinaMandySketch Card : NIALL HORAN by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEVictor Creed by SchizophrenicUnicorn
:thumb285864643:In the night by PhaedrisElle Driver (AKA Californian Mountain Snake) by Paul-Shanghai
Deep Trouble WIP by BuckleyTypographicsDaisy by SquirrelGirl15Kaiden Hawke by ErinM31
Some say... by ViviDybowski:thumb329146356:-+-Late evening-+- by TalviEnkeli
Babydoll by xxsensiHigh Tea delights by Darklight-phoenixThe Lost Paradise by feainne
BlueJay by LovelySparrow'Scarlet Used to be an Innocent Girl...' by Aty-S-BehsamQueens Of Metal II by ArtGoldArt
:thumb328840037:Deshi Basara by ISG-ArtIan Somerhalder as Damon II by Ilojleen
Kill Bill (Part 1) by Paul-ShanghaiSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE:thumb328188152:
.:Xena:. by ChristinaMandyFlow by rahultokasRobert Cornell Jr by visualwings
:thumb322576814:Black Forest by Darklight-phoenixgive me more by LovelySparrow
-+-Siren's possession-+- by TalviEnkeliNiall by SquirrelGirl15Stranger #57 by SpringzArt
All Of These Dreams by OonaghAncaireBattleW A R R I O R by robdolbsIn the Water by OonaghAncaireBattle
Big Weekly Features!Big Weekly Features!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BB Chu by paullung
End of the night by cloudmilkC o n t e m p l a t i o n by Shum-aMountain serenity by AndreeWallin
:thumb252074964:Sadness by sakimichanBlack Sun Detail by DDzim
Sherlock by SecondGoddessAntoni Gaudi's dragon. by dreamarianCommission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by cantieuhy
Crypt scene by Tai-atariWorship Cellar scene by Tai-atari
Fireplace by Tai-atariThe Bridge by Gate-To-Nowhere
i'm here by TurqooseElementary by Sheridan-J
Heath by pbird12Orange Communication by Shum-a
In the Woods... by feainneFragile Peace by MJWilliam
Youthful by Shum-aLife Without A Soul by Nawaf-Alhmeli
Lanterns and the Moon by kerembeyit:thumb268534363:
Friends Feature!I just want to feature some of my friends!Friends Feature!2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
For being humorous, for helping me, for inspiring me, for their art.
Featured in no special order... Sorry if I forgot someone
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't I? by LilaeaBluecoat 'I Hate This Picture!' by LilaeaBluecoat
Brad Pitt drawing by WhizzieWhizzer The Female Form drawing by WhizzieWhizzer
Gulf Fritillary by KW-Scott Wildlife by KW-Scott
David Lynch by HyperionDreams The Sadness by HyperionDreams
The Central Science by ArielRGH My Dream Love Will Come by ArielRGH
With The Sandman by Rockinfroggi Please Just Go by Rockinfroggi
R O A D R U N N E R by Angelstorm-82 A love linked across time by Angelstorm-82
Christina Aguilera by PriscillaW Kim Kardashian by PriscillaW